Generations’ Akhona back in court in Jan for ‘stealing’ R17.90 pills

2013-12-19 12:20

The shoplifting case against former Generations actress Maggie Benedict has been postponed to January 28 after she appeared briefly in the Randburg Magistrates’ court today.

Benedict, who played Akhona in the SABC1 soapie, was released on a warning last night after spending a few hours in the Linden Police Station’s holding cells.

She was arrested after allegedly stealing a R17.90 packet of Panado tablets at Checkers in Joburg’s Cresta mall yesterday.

Dressed in a gold and black doek, black skirt, white T-shirt and black sweater and brown boots, Benedict eyed press photographers and members of the public who snapped pictures of her with their iPads and cellphones from the gallery.

She occasionally chatted to a woman who accompanied her to court and her lawyer, Kaiser Jonathan.

The court postponed the case to January 28 when Jonathan asked it to do so to afford his client time to make representations.

When the case was adjourned, Benedict walked into an empty court room in an attempt to evade scores of journalists who had gathered outside to try and get comment from her.

A man who introduced himself as her brother closed the door and guarded it to prevent journalists from talking to her.

He refused to answer any questions.

Jonathan told journalists that Benedict would be acquitted before the matter could even go to trial as the charge levelled against her was “preposterous”.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.